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  posted on 7/28/2017 at 07:04 AM
I saw that altercation, I thought it was no big deal actually. Words and yelling, no punches.

Weren't they just in Pocono ? Ha, ha - slightly different pit box selection and qualifying format this time around.

And of course all of the driver moves going on, good for little Blaney ! Sort of odd for Menard, but hey, maybe he can do something there.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2017 at 01:11 PM
I like stuff like that, makes things interesting. I was surprised that it was a crew chief acting that way and the fact that the 18 and 78 are defacto teamates.

Some of my friends have been to Pocono, said it is a horrible race to go to, real big mostly flat, can't see much, alot of potential for storms and rain. Seems like a decent race for NASCAR to drop to 1 on, but alot of politics in that kind of stuff.

Menard is interesting since he brings his own sponsor to the table which is pretty rare. Will have to see is Motorcraft is still going to be the main sponsor or what. But yeah, RCR despite 2 wins this year hasn't been the most competitive. Might be a step up for Paul with the Penske alliance Wood Brothers have.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2017 at 02:37 PM
Re: step up for Menard - I was thinking the same thing, sad how far RCR has sunk.

 

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  posted on 7/30/2017 at 06:42 AM
Nascar is bleeding out. Amazing how attendance and ratings have fallen off.

Darlington was running a promo that a resident of the state could save a whopping $25 on the purchase of 2 tickets for the Southern 500. Select grandstands only aka nosebleeds

 

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  posted on 7/30/2017 at 10:46 AM
And sponsorship dropping off in some cases too.

Target is no longer interested in motorsports. They have one of the best and hottest drivers in NASCAR in Kyle Larson, plus Indy car presence but are pulling the plug.

Then you have the struggles of Matt Kenseth's team in securing sponsorship throughout this season. Gibbs is one of the premier programs in the sport and they can't attract adequate sponsorship to a team?

 

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  posted on 8/3/2017 at 02:40 PM
Alright, Watkins Glen !

Denny Hamlin may not race due to girlfriend possibly going into labor http://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/08/02/denny-hamlin-baby-watch-watkins -glen-regan-smith-standby-sub/

So how will that work in the yahoo league if you pick him and Regan ends up driving the car ?

 

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  posted on 8/3/2017 at 11:25 PM
Pick him and see...............

[Edited on 8/4/2017 by Sang]

 

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  posted on 8/4/2017 at 10:56 AM
I'll pick him if you take Boris Said.

Ahh, nevermind, taking Hamlin anyhow.

 

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  posted on 8/5/2017 at 06:40 AM
If Regan Smith drives Hamlin's car, using Hamlin would net you 0 points. If yahoo added Regan Smith to their driver group you could use him and he would net you whatever points he earned in the race. Qualifying is Sunday so you should be able to know what is going on by Saturday night I would think.

Trying to remember from before, if a driver were to start the race, but have to exit the car and a backup driver takes his place midrace the fantasy points stay with the driver that started the race. If a driver was supposed to start the race, but never got into the car, then the points would go with the driver who replaced him (assuming yahoo has that person on their list).


 

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  posted on 8/6/2017 at 08:32 AM
only a 36 car field at WG

 

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  posted on 8/7/2017 at 12:32 PM
Sang and nebish surge to the top of the leaderboard !

 

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  posted on 8/7/2017 at 04:31 PM
Blind squirrel .... but still beating DanB and Woods......
 

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  posted on 8/7/2017 at 05:02 PM
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Sang and nebish surge to the top of the leaderboard !


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Blind squirrel .... but still beating DanB and Woods......


Sang won the spring and is leading the summer with 4 to go. Some lucky squirrel you are!

I'm 49 back, Heineken only 40 back from me. Don't be counting your nuts yet Sang!

Strange race kinda. No real wrecks, I think the only cautions were the scheduled stage ends. Oh, there was one I think during the last stage. Funny how everyone was saving and then Truex ended up with a bunch of fuel left at the end.

 

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  posted on 8/19/2017 at 11:23 PM
I'm starting to think our Nascar pool is cowpucky. I had the 2,4,5 and 18 car and I don;t win the week?

I lose to the guy with 1,2, 16 and 12.

Horsehockey!!!

 

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  posted on 8/20/2017 at 08:37 AM
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I'm starting to think our Nascar pool is cowpucky. I had the 2,4,5 and 18 car and I don;t win the week?

I lose to the guy with 1,2, 16 and 12.

Horsehockey!!!


it was 1,2, 18 and 12 btw

you had 2,3,5 and 19

the 2's cancel each other, my 1 beats your 3
your 5 & 19 didn't lead therefore scored 136 its whereas my 12 & 18 did lead and scored 135

[Edited on 8/20/2017 by DanB]

 

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  posted on 8/20/2017 at 02:50 PM
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I'm starting to think our Nascar pool is cowpucky. I had the 2,4,5 and 18 car and I don;t win the week?

I lose to the guy with 1,2, 16 and 12.

Horsehockey!!!


it was 1,2, 18 and 12 btw

you had 2,3,5 and 19

the 2's cancel each other, my 1 beats your 3
your 5 & 19 didn't lead therefore scored 136 its whereas my 12 & 18 did lead and scored 135

[Edited on 8/20/2017 by DanB]

Says you, look at mister details guy, pointing out where I was wrong.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2017 at 12:23 PM
danb storming up the leader board, blasting into 1st for the summer and leaping Heineken for 3rd overall!

I listened to race on the radio, sounded like there was some good racing for the lead....among the Toyotas and occasionally Larson.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2017 at 01:30 PM
Terrible week for me, dropped 11000 spots!!!

Great to hear Ned Jarrett on telecast last night. He really brings it home that this was a one time a backyard garage sport. Love his insight on riding the rails and installing wood in fenders to beef up body panels for racing at Darlington.

IMO that's whats missing from Nascar these days. To much regulation and no chance to "cheat" the system.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2017 at 05:31 PM
Yeah, alot of cookie cutter stuff these days in the cars...not just similar tracks. Seems all the speed and tricks comes from guys with engineering degrees these days, it's all high tech and aerodynamics.

I think nascar just wants all the cars to be the same and just market the drivers.

Probably one of the only reasons I watch racing is because I like the fantasy competition of it. Have to always bust my friend's balls who stop playing though. We got a good race going in the yahoo league!

Now that nascar and football are on the same time I won't be watching any more Saturday races and will have to divide my attention on Sundays.

 

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  posted on 9/9/2017 at 08:15 AM
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danb storming up the leader board, blasting into 1st for the summer and leaping Heineken for 3rd overall!

I listened to race on the radio, sounded like there was some good racing for the lead....among the Toyotas and occasionally Larson.


I'm like David Pearson

 

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  posted on 9/12/2017 at 12:59 PM
And another boring race....this weekend should be a real snooze fest too. Maybe the drivers skills are too high but man nothing happens out there.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2017 at 07:34 PM
Danica has finally been fired.

 

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  posted on 9/13/2017 at 08:48 AM
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I think nascar just wants all the cars to be the same and just market the drivers.


None of the current personalities are marketable. It's stunning how many just flat out unlikeable guys there are in the Top 10 every week.

NASCAR sacrificed long-term prosperity for shot-term gain, now they pay for it. It's one thing to profit off a bubble. It's another to not prepare for it, plus The Winston Cup Era and the modern soul of the sport died when Dale Earnhardt hit that wall. NASCAR has never recovered...just gone down this slow rabbit hole.

The "stages" in races are ridiculous. It now doesn't matter that Darlington is back on Labor Day Weekend after 11 years. The tradition of what it was is broken. Brian France actively "de-Southernized" NASCAR for ten years and now, when he now needs those folks he left behind more than ever, they ain't there.

 

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  posted on 9/13/2017 at 12:16 PM
I think most sports in N. America are becoming way too vanilla. Too much money on the line for crashing and banging. Sponsors over react to any independent thought or action. Kapernik not playing may have more to do with NFL sponsors then owners. Too much money on the line.

 

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  posted on 9/13/2017 at 01:19 PM
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I think most sports in N. America are becoming way too vanilla. Too much money on the line for crashing and banging. Sponsors over react to any independent thought or action. Kapernik not playing may have more to do with NFL sponsors then owners. Too much money on the line.


True, but you still need personalities. Sports media does not market Packers vs. Giants. They market Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers vs. Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

Who is marketable in NASCAR right now? The Brothers Busch? Keslowski? Harvick? Larson? Hamlin? Truex?

Going from Earnhardt, Gordon, Stewart, Wallace, Jarrett, Martin, Junior, the brothers Burton and Labonte, etc over the last 10-15 years to the current crop is an incredible dropoff in personalities. We don't even have a Jimmy Spencer or a Sterling Marlin type, we sure don't have a Dick Trickle.

The technology and speed won't hold interest like it used to, there's nothing to connect the car on the track to the cars everyone drives on the street, and consumers aren't nearly as brand-loyal (or nationalistic) when it comes to cars as they once were. Personalities are a must.

 

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